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. the price they had to pay shocked the world. number six. ten more years. the communist party of china selected new leaders. the secretive process produced a new process an l.a. lakers fan married to a rock star. but china's foreign policies are likely to stay the same, though the new leader's under pressure to deal with corruption and poverty at home. number five. mohammed morsi became president of egypt. as his predecessor, a dictator ousted by his people went on trial from his hospital bed. morsi impressed the west by helping to broker the cease-fire that ended an outbreak of war fare between hamas and israel. he disappointed many by sweeping new powers at home, triggering renewed outbursts of anger in tahrir square. number four. israel and hamas poured fuel on the fiery unrest in the region. one side firing rockets. the other launching missile strikes against targets in gaza. for the first time, israel felt vulnerable in jerusalem and tel aviv. the site of this bus tack in the waning days of the conflict before the big guns of diplomacy helped broker a cease-fire. number three, in
it. >> but, remember china is north korea's greatest ally and supporter. so, china does see him as sexy. >> why the fascination with him? >> again, the third in the kim dynasty. his grandfather was the founder of north korea. we never saw a photograph of kim jong-un until recently when his father named him as a successor. he went to switzerland. he went to the school where nobody ever knew exactly who he was and believe it or not he is an nba and nike fan and i find it quite fascinating, he does his own buzz cuts, which have become very popular in north korea. >> yeah, okay, that's good to know. listen, we know he had big shoes to fill taking over for his father. the thousands of north koreans lining the streets of pyonyang at the funeral. but now he had this rocket launch. i mean, that was a success. does that change things for him? how is he viewed? >> certainly internal and it does. in april there was a failed launch. so the fact that this one was a success, is terribly important internally. in terms of north korea it's seen as a great win for him. the world has condemned it
. and japan's next government will face a struggling economy and heightened tensions with china and north korea. >>> in london, a mass has just been held at westminster cathedral for the nurse who apparently killed herself after she transferred that prank call from an australian radio station regarding the duchess of cambridge. her family attended the mass. her children say there is now an unfillable void in their lives. she was found hanged last week and her death sparked an international outcry. let's go back now to cnn's ali velshi in newtown, connecticut. >> thanks, victor. as a fact, the tragedy emerged yesterday, 20 parents had some of the hardest news to hear, 20 children killed in a violent shooting spree. we're going to have a look at how it all unfolded, starting with the first call to police and, of course, in about 30 minutes, we are expecting the names of the victims to be announced at a news conference. stay with cnn. we'll be right back. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i
militant groups in africa, weapons concerns in iran and north korea, and china's military modernization. >>> they are called unmanned drones, but these weapons of war still have a human at the controls. the pentagon wants to make sure that it stays that way. cnn pentagon correspondent chris lawrence reports on the battle to stop real-live terminators from taking to the skies. >> reporter: behind every missile, there's an actual human being, someone back at base remotely pulling the trigger. but the pentagon is preparing for the day when robots are capable of killing on their own. >> the machines, they're starting to take over. >> reporter: it conjures up images of "the terminator." >> if we uplink now, sky net will be in control of your military. >> you'll be in control of sky net, right? >> reporter: the pentagon just issued its first directive on autonomous weapons, forbidding the development of lethal weapons with no human control to minimize failures that could lead to unintended engagements. >> that's a sterile term meaning harming innocent, killing the wrong target. zblg t >> repo
one. third in american adoptions. first is china, second is ethiopia, third is russia. there were about 35,000 adoptions of russian children by americans since 1999. and yesterday i spoke with various adoption agencies, people who had adopted from russia, people who are hoping to. so those hoping to don't know what's going to happen. one assumes that on wednesday, the upper house of parliament will pass this, but putin has to sign it. and he said on thursday he's going to look at it very carefully, but he is furious with the americans because of this magnitski act. >> what happens if there's an adoption in process? >> it's unknown at this point. one assumes it will go through. but i spoke to people who are very anxious. and at the end of this, children waiting to be adopted. they're not quite sure yet what's going to happen. >> i know you'll keep an eye on that for us, thank you. appreciate it. >>> well, this is going to make the holidays a lot sweeter for thousands of people. it's el gordo, or the fat one as in big fat jackpot. the world's biggest lottery. [ bells dinging ] ♪ h
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